Worldwide Plaza purchase completed, Fannie and Freddie trying to ease confusion over new appraisal rules … and more

July 23, 2009 08:34AM

1. George Comfort & Sons completes Worldwide Plaza purchase [NYO]
2. High Line has improved area’s real estate market [Post]
3. Outgoing Fannie Mae CEO plans to move to Greenwich, Conn. [Post, 2nd item]
4. Lorraine Bracco finds buyer for Palisades home [Post, 3rd item]
5. Time Warner Center penthouse seller now in contract for larger home in Greenwich [Post]
6. Postal service unveils green roof on Ninth Avenue distribution center [NYT]
7. Brooklyn liquor store owner plans to leave Red Hook for Mexico [Brooklyn Paper]
8. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac trying to ease confusion over new appraisal rules [WSJ]
9. New York skyscraper sells for 65 percent off [Net Gain Real Estate]
10. Scaffolding comes down from boom-era Scarano building [Brownstoner]
11. Bloomberg announces Sunset Park waterfront plan [Brownstoner]
12. Andre Balazs spends weekend in Miami with “Real Housewives” star Kelly Killoren Bensimon [NY Mag]
13. Staten Island politician pushes through law that freezes real estate taxes for a year [Village Voice]
14. Underground supper clubs becoming more popular [Metro]
15. Christodora House condominium has colorful history [Metro]
16. Electrician with Midtown hotel contracts put wood in hotel wires [Post]
17. Some say era of trophy sales is over [NYO]
18. Brooklyn borough president requests more affordable units [Brooklyn Eagle]
19. Studley looking to expand in Midtown [NYO]
20. Office and industrial rents decline in central and northern New Jersey [GlobeSt]
21. A look at the hottest and coldest real estate markets [BusinessWeek]
22. New York firm wants to acquire FirstCity Bank [SFBJ]
23. Wells Fargo’s bad loans increase [Bloomberg]
24. Treasurys flat on Wednesday [WSJ]